Joseph COMPTON, son of William and Mary, md. widow Sarah WATTS SHEAFOR, May 30, 1822, Butler Co., OH.They lived on Dick's Creek in Lemon Twp. where Joseph d. March 11 or 12, 1841.I received Joseph's extensive estate file today (he d. without a will), and I find no other COMPTON names mentioned anywhere, even at his estate sale, besides his and Sarah's.The final accounting of his estate left $373.57 "to [be] paid out according to Law" but no further details concerning to whom it was dispersed.
Do you know if Joseph md. before Sarah, and if so, did he have children from that marriage?
Sarah had 4 minor children when her first husband (my ancestor) d. May 2, 1818, in Lemon Twp. -- ages 11, 9, 8, and about 3 respectively.I've requested orphan's court records from Butler Co., but it will be about another 2 weeks before they arrive, assuming there are any.